Friday, 18 July 2014

THE NUMBER ONES LP and FRAU 7" are out now!

I hope summer is treating everyone well and you're surviving the summer heatwave accordingly. To celebrate, here's two brand new releases out today:

SSR023: FRAU - Punk Is My Boyfriend 7"



"Static Shock Records gets the honour of releasing the debut three track 7" from London feminist punks Frau who feature members of Woolf and Good Throb. They released the much loved 8 track 10 minute demo on Tuff Enuff Records in late 2013 (which has now been reissued on LP by Dead Beat Records) and now return with three more short blasts of discordant and furious noise. 'Punk Is My Boyfriend' is a dirty and scratchy cut with pounding drums and an insistent guitar hook. It comes over like a mix of Pre 'Cut' Slits, Huggy Bear and Kleenex. 'Snakeskin' is possibly the only song in the world that could have appeared on both Crass' 'Bullshit Detector' and any Kill Rock Stars compilation. Final track 'Orca' sounds like it could fall apart at any moment and just about makes the one minute mark. The guitars grind over a busy bass, heavy yet loose drums and explosive vocals. DIY has never sounded so good." 
Limited to 400 copies with hand stamped sleeves. Just under 100 copies on blue vinyl are available in the webstore.

BUY HERE
STREAM / DOWNLOAD HERE

SSR024: THE NUMBER ONES - S/T (AKA The #1s) LP


"The Number Ones will take you to power pop heaven with their razor sharp 10 track self titled debut album. They are a Dublin based four-piece featuring members of Cian Nugent and The Cosmos (Matador / No Quarter), Cheap Freaks (Big Neck), Strong Boys (Milk Run), and The Pacifics (Bachelor). Even though they are based in Dublin, they sound like a classic Good Vibrations band from 1979. The Number Ones have energy, passion and tunes so good, it makes you think you've heard them already. Each track is a golden nugget of power pop fun that never outlasts it's welcome as every track is under three minutes. Although this sort of music seems to have been done a million times before, it sounds fresh in the hands of The Number Ones. This is pure summer fun for fans of Rudi, Protex, Exploding Hearts, Buzzcocks and The Tranzmitors."

100 copies on mailorder only red vinyl are available in the store! If you live in America or Canada, Deranged Records will be releasing this over there in the next couple of weeks...

BUY HERE

STREAM HERE

FRAU are also about to go on tour in Europe! Here's the details:





26/07/2014: POTSDAM - La Datcha
w/ The Love Triangle, Mülltüte & Balotellis
http://ladatscha.blogsport.de/

27/07/2014: BERLIN - Fika at Bei Ruth 2pm matinee show
https://www.facebook.com/events/1448716418712471/

28/07/2014: Gap! HELP NEEDED!!

29/07/2014: LEIPZIG - Connewitz area (contact for info)

30/07/2014: AMSTERDAM - Vrankrijk https://www.facebook.com/events/1467082096854820/

31/07/2014: MÜNSTER - Baracke
https://www.facebook.com/events/657151747696443/

01/08/2014: MANNHEIM - Juz
https://www.facebook.com/events/497691163710697/

02/08/2014: NÜRNBERG - Projekt 31
http://www.projekt31.org/calendar/2014-08-02/punk-show

03/08/2014: STRASBOURG - Practice space show

04/08/2014: ZÜRICH - Provitreff

05/08/2014: LYON

06/08/2014: Saint Étienne en Coglès -La Laussandière

07/08/2014: BREST

08/08/2014: BAGNOLET - Le Parvis

09/08/2014: BRIGHTON - The Cowley Club
w/ Joyless Fucking
https://www.facebook.com/events/680238485357920/

10/08/2014: London, Stag's Head
w/ Woolf & Good Throb
https://www.facebook.com/events/478857072216783/

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

The Number Ones UK Tour

The Number Ones started their UK tour today! They are around for the next week and a half, and are most likely playing close to you, check out the dates below:

Tues June 24th - The Lughole, Sheffield w/ The Love Triangle, Nai Harvest and Dirdsbead.

Weds June 25th - The Crescent, Manchester w/ The Love Triangle, Denim and Leather, Divine Men Of Choice

Thurs June 26th - The Victoria, London w/ The Love Triangle, Primetime (PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE!)

Fri June 27th - Norwich

Sat June 28th - The Regency, Harrogate w/ Young Conservatives and No Form

Sun June 29th - Pop Records Ltd, Sunderland w/ Martha, The Reposessed and Big Wow

Mon June 30th - The 13th Note, Glasgow w/ Black Cop and The Jackhammers

Tues July 1st - Temple Of Boom, Leeds w/ Detergents / Sieve Head / Burley Boys

Weds July 2nd - Scorpios, High Wycombe w/ Workin' Man Noise Unit

Thurs July 3rd - Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, Brighton w/ DK4

Fri July 4th - Power Lunches, London w/ Quango and Virvon Varvon

The Number Ones LP is currently at the pressing plant, but we've managed to get 50 tour versions made up which will only be available at the gigs, so get one while you can!


Monday, 2 June 2014

PERSPEX FLESH / MOB RULES - European Tour

Perspex Flesh are going to the mainland for a quick tour with Mob Rules next month. Here are the dates. Also, drop me a line if you can help out with a show on July 28th!


26th July (sat), Kortrijk
https://www.facebook.com/events/753453404688360/

27th (sun), Amsterdam
https://www.facebook.com/events/234105703464367/

28th (mon), NEED HELP

29th (tues), Berlin

30th (weds), Nuremberg
https://www.facebook.com/events/1422695541339428/

31st (thurs), Mannheim
https://www.facebook.com/events/244946985707382/

1st August (fri), Namur

2nd (sat) Power Lunches, London

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The #1s LP!

So the debut LP from The #1s is currently at the pressing plant, and should be out this June! (Americans / Canadians: Deranged Records is doing the honours over there, and it'll be with you early August). Here's a track from it. Lots more to follow!

The Love Triangle - European tour

The Love Triangle are going on a mammoth seven week(!) European tour starting next week. We've repressed the 'Clever Clever' lp for the trip which has been out of print for a few months. That one will be up in the store as soon as they are ready.  Some of the info is still a little sketchy, but check here for the FB page that will be updated when they get the details.

Check out the dates below:

JUNE
6. Berlin
7. Copenhagen - Ungdomhuset
10. Finland w/ The Splits
11. Finland w/ The Splits
12. Finland w/ The Splits
13. Finland w/ The Splits
14. Stockholm
15. Oslo w/ P.U.F.F.
16.Sweden~ NEED HELP
17. Sweden ~NEED HELP
18. Hamburg - Komet. w/ P.U.F.F
19. West Germany~ NEED HELP
20. Amsterdam - Pacific Parc. w/ P.U.F.F.
21. Groningen - Vera. w/ P.U.F.F.
22. Kortrijk - The Pits. w/ P.U.F.F.
23. Brussels w/ P.U.F.F.
24. Sheffield - The Lughole. w/ The #1s
25. Manchester - The Crescent w/ The #1s
26. London - The Stags Head. w/ The #1s and Primetime
29. Paris - La Mechanique Ondulatoire w/ Dame Blanche and Pierre et Bastien
30. Marseille - Le Molotov


JULY
1. Lasarte - Sala Zulo
2. Madrid - Rock Palace
3. Valencia - La Residencia
4. Barcelona w/ The Splits
5. Lyon -Trokson w/ The Splits
6. Imperia - Arci Camalli w/ The Splits
7. Parma - Saletta Adorno/ CG Esprit w/ The Splits
8. Milan (tbc) w/ The Splits
9. Switzerland w/ The Splits NEED HELP
10. Switzerland w/ The Splits NEED HELP
12. Stuttgart NEW DIRECTION FEST
13. Furth w/ Fluffers
14. Munich w/ Fluffers
15. Prague w/ Fluffers
16. Vienna w/ Fluffers
17. Graz w/ Fluffers
18. Slovenia w/ Fluffers ??? NEED HELP!
19. Zagreb w/ Fluffers
20. Budapest w/ Fluffers
21. Ostrava w/ Fluffers
22. Wroclaw w/Fluffers ??? NEED HELP!
23. Lublin w/ Fluffers
24. Warsaw w/ Fluffers
25. Dresden, Leipzig, or Poland w/ Fluffers
26. Berlin w/ Fluffers 



Frau and The #1s are also booking tours right now, and I'll post those dates up as soon as they are ready...

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

PERSPEX FLESH LP out now!


Finally after multiple rounds of rejected test pressings and months of being stuck in RSD-hell at the plant, the Perspex Flesh LP is made available to the public.



Following a great debut 7" on Video Disease last year, Perspex Flesh from Leeds, UK finally return with this ten track banger. Unhinged and abstract hardcore punk that carries on the legacy of bands such as Rudimentary Peni through to Cold Sweat of creating an all-encompassing feeling of claustrophobia through their music. The LP comes housed in fantastic artwork from frontman Liam Fox. Features members of Broken Arm and The Flex.

100 copies on white vinyl for mailorder only.

Stream / Download available here: http://staticshockrecords.bandcamp.com

(Please note, that the LP is pressed and complete, but orders will not begin to ship until next weekend. Thanks!)

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Perspex Flesh LP Stream

Since there's been some ongoing manufacturing delays with the Perspex Flesh lp, we have put it on Bandcamp for streaming to tide everyone over. The real thing should finally be here shortly, but check it out here in the meantime: